University of South Florida

Public, Four-years School Located in Tampa, FL

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How much is the USF tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, USF's tuition & fees is $6,410 for Florida residents and $17,324 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,652 for Florida residents and $35,566 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

USF Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$6,410
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,324
Books & Supplies Costs$770
On-campus Room & Board$12,622
On-campus Expenses$4,850
Off-campus Room & Board$11,844
Off-campus Expenses$4,850
2023-2024 Projection
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$6,410
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,324

How Much Does it Cost to Go to USF for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $69,296 at USF. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $148,028. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $111,124.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$17,324$35,639$26,413
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,324$36,522$27,296
Junior (2025-26)$17,324$37,448$28,222
Senior (2026-27)$17,324$38,419$29,193
4 Years Total$69,296$148,028$111,124
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,324$36,522$27,296
Sophomore (2025-26)$17,324$37,448$28,222
Junior (2026-27)$17,324$38,419$29,193
Senior (2027-28)$17,324$39,437$30,211
4 Years Total$69,296$151,826$114,922
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$17,324$37,448$28,222
Sophomore (2026-27)$17,324$38,419$29,193
Junior (2027-28)$17,324$39,437$30,211
Senior (2028-29)$17,324$40,503$31,277
4 Years Total$69,296$155,807$118,903
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$17,324$38,419$29,193
Sophomore (2027-28)$17,324$39,437$30,211
Junior (2028-29)$17,324$40,503$31,277
Senior (2029-30)$17,324$41,621$32,395
4 Years Total$69,296$159,980$123,076
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$17,324$39,437$30,211
Sophomore (2028-29)$17,324$40,503$31,277
Junior (2029-30)$17,324$41,621$32,395
Senior (2030-31)$17,324$42,793$33,567
4 Years Total$69,296$164,354$127,450

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, USF' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,965. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $8,844.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of South Florida$6,410$17,324
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between USF and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
University of South FloridaTampa, FL$6,410$17,324
The University of West FloridaPensacola, FL$6,360$19,241
Florida International UniversityMiami, FL$6,565$18,963

Financial Aid and COA

At University of South Florida, 29,429 students (77%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,226.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at USF is $26,340 for students living on-campus and $25,562 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 5,504 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,066 and the average amount of student loans is $8,261.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Florida ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$24,652$35,566
COA (off-campus)$23,874$34,788
Tuition & Fees$6,410$17,324
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,242$18,242
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,464$17,464
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,426$26,340
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,648$25,562
Average Financial Aid$9,226$9,226
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship29,42977%$9,226
Pell Grants11,99432%$5,440
Federal Student Loan9,34025%$7,215
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid5,50490%-
Grants or Scholarships5,29787%$11,066
Federal Grants2,84147%$6,336
Pell Grants1,73528%$6,112
Other Federal Grants2,30338%$3,212
State/Local Grants3,87464%$6,094
Institutional Grants4,01766%$4,234
Student Loan Aid1,53125%$8,261
Federal Student Loans1,47124%$6,789
Other Student Loans2013%$13,237
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,2512,146$12,180
0-30,000733733$16,563
30,001-48,000506505$14,738
48,001-75,000411402$11,199
75,001-110,000232202$6,104
110,001 or more369304$4,879

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

USF's acceptance rate is 49.38%. A total of 50,352 applicants applied to and 24,863 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 6,279 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 25.25%.
To apply to USF, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants50,35219,722$30,630
Admitted24,8639,872$14,991
Enrolled6,2792,680$3,599
Acceptance Rate49.38%50.06%48.94%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.25%27.15%24.01%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to USF. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,235 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 27.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2351,1401,330
National Average1,168
Florida Average1,154
SAT EBRW620580660
SAT Math615560670
ACT Composite272429
National Average24
Florida Average24
ACT Math252227
ACT English272330

Student Population

University of South Florida has a total of 49,600 students including 38,047 undergraduate and 11,553 graduate students. By gender, there are 20,957 male students and 28,751 female students attending USF. The school offers online degree programs and 8,621 students enrolled online exclusively (17.38% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total49,708 20,95728,751
Undergraduate38,011 16,43721,574
Graduate11,697 4,5207,177

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL
Phone813-974-2011
WEBwww.usf.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered267 Programs
Online Program Offered36 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered164 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate43.93%
Yield23.61%
Student Population49,600
Graduation Rate74%
Transfer-out Rate11%
Retention Rate90% (Full-time), 66% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,046 (Full-time), 840 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs8,338 (Full-time), 952 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$95,758
Average Staff Salary$65,099